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Push The Right Buttons
23 December, 2020
Even though the standard pendant control is still found attached to many industrial hoists, remote controls have become ubiquitous in almost every sector. Simon Hastelow reports.

Can you dig it?
23 December, 2020
The mining industry relies on highly-specialised lifting equipment for maximum efficiency and minimal downtime. Daniel Searle spoke to some of the leading manufacturers in the sector.

Swift recovery
23 December, 2020
All eyes have been on the USA; its pandemic response and its election have disrupted business and made forecasting and planning more than problematic. How has the market for lifting gear coped? And will 2021 be easier? Julian Champkin reports.

What a treat
23 December, 2020
A modern waste processing plant in Spain ordered cranes and hoists from compatriot manufacturer Jaso.

Working in a vacuum
24 November, 2020
Julian Champkin finds that vacuum lifting is proving useful in tackling social distancing needs, in the online retail industry and beyond.

Test of metal
24 November, 2020
In the metals handling sector the three key words that crop up again and again are safety, monitoring and automation. Simon Hastelow reports.

Virtual Meet-up
24 November, 2020
The inaugural Overhead Crane and Hoist Innovation Conference, rganised by Hoist magazine, took place in early October. Daniel Searle reports

Hot topic
24 November, 2020
Enerpac SyncHoist lifting systems are being used at the world’s largest fusion experiment, in Southern France.

Work lift balance
23 November, 2020
The “work smarter not harder” mantra seems to have pervaded all areas of industry. Fortunately the opportunities for the use of workstation cranes is also becoming wider with a greater choice of structural materials, lifting capacities and installation options all helping to open up the workplace to new solutions. Simon Hastelow reports.

Paperless inspection technology
23 November, 2020
Karl Ahlgren, marketing manager at Pervidi, discusses the benefits of digitalising inspection.

Consistent performance
23 November, 2020
New technologies and partnerships are improving maintenance and inspection in our industry. Daniel Searle reports.

The long way round
23 November, 2020
A ship-to-shore container crane from Sany has been delivered to its new owners in Latvia, after a monumental effort from the manufacturer’s team.

Getting heavy
15 October, 2020
Heavy lifting hoists and overhead cranes are more than just scaled-up versions of smaller systems. Julian Champkin investigates.

Next generation
15 October, 2020
Gantry cranes for use at ports are getting makeovers, with new units and retrofitted existing cranes being fitted with automation capability, as well as safety and efficiency upgrades. Daniel Searle reports.

American Exceptionalism
15 October, 2020
A growing pandemic, a looming presidential election, an unpredictable stock market, and an unemployment rate in the double-digits. And yet, somehow, opportunity? Parts of the American hoist market are performing surprisingly better than expected, although the industry as a whole hasn’t been left completely unscathed. Mike Straus investigates.

Water works
09 October, 2020
Finmotor OY supplied a Kito SHER2M electric chain hoist to lift water pumps during maintenance routine at a water treatment facility in Finland, built by Skanska.

Renewed Interest
28 August, 2020
Energy production used to mean coal, oil and gas, with nuclear as an adjunct. Not any more: alternative sources are set to overtake fossil fuels, and the lifting equipment they will need is as varied as the sources. Julian Champkin reports.

R&M App allows remote data access
28 August, 2020
US-based R&M Materials Handling has launched its Overhead Lifting Information (OLI) app, which enables operators to remotely read real-time usage and condition data from the accompanying HoistMonitor system.

Automation for container handling from Kalmar
28 August, 2020
Kalmar, part of Finland-based Cargotec, has introduced Kalmar One, designed to be the first truly open automation system for the container handling industry, says the company—adding that it has the potential to make the adoption of automation easier for terminals of all kinds by removing existing barriers and mitigating risks.

Jaso and Tecnalia convert industrial cranes into robots
28 August, 2020
A new development from Spain’s Jaso Industrial Cranes opens up a wide range of possibilities for automating manual and precision processes, such as the automatic polishing of wind turbine blades.